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 September 6th, 2012  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites members of the public to join the Citizens Observation Patrol, training class is in October
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is inviting members of the public to join the Sheriff's Citizens Observation Patrol.

"Citizens Observation Patrol members assist the Sheriff’s Office with routine patrols in the community by reporting any suspicious activities to 9-1-1," Sheriff Mascara said. "Members also will help with various events throughout the county. The C.O.P. is an excellent way for people to serve their community and help make neighborhoods safe."

New members will attend a 16 hour training course with topics that will cover basic first aid, defensive driving, rules and guidelines.

Those would like to join the C.O.P. program must be St. Lucie County residents over the age of 18. Applications are due by Sept. 21.

Those who want more information and an application may visit the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office website: www.stluciesheriff.com or contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (772) 871-5303.

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